Women's Basketball is Back in Action Saturday at West Virginia
Jan. 26, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's basketball team is back on the road this weekend at West Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tip-off at the WVU Coliseum is set for 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET.
Following its game in Morgantown, W.Va., the Golden Eagles return home to host a pair of games against Cincinnati (Feb. 1) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 4).
The Golden Eagles (12-8, 3-4 BIG EAST), who are in a four-way tie for ninth place entering the mid-point of the season, will look to snap a two -game skid Saturday. Marquette dropped a tough two-point loss, 52-50, to Providence in its last time out. MU put together a balanced attack against the Friars with four players scoring in double figures led by Katherine Plouffe who registered her team-leading seventh double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Golden Eagles have had four players contribute 10-or-more points in six games this season and are 6-0 in those contests.
Meanwhile, the Mountaineers (14-6, 4-3 BIG EAST) stand in a tie for seventh place with USF. After back-to-back wins against Marshall and Pittsburgh, WVU fell at home to No. 20/18 Georgetown, 64-54, on Jan. 24. Taylor Palmer leads a trio of Mountaineers with 13.4 points per game. Asya Bussie and Christal Caldwell follow with 12.0 and 11.2 points per game, respectively. West Virginia has been stingy defensively holding its opponents to 49.9 points per game.
Marquette is 4-2 all-time against West Virginia and 1-2 when playing at the WVU Coliseum. The Golden Eagles' lone win in Morgantown came during their first season in the BIG EAST, 80-75, on Jan. 21, 2006. Marquette rallied from an eight-point deficit to defeat the Mountaineers in the two teams' last meeting on Jan. 11 at the Al McGuire Center that ended WVU's 16-game win streak.
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